Sunday, September 8, 2013

Welcome to Stephanie Greenwald's blog of artwork. All the artworks I created are all in soft chalk pastels. Here are all of my latest projects I've created and posted.


In 10th grade, I created a self portrait using a 4"x 6" black and white photo as my model. The art teacher for my class submitted it to a Long Beach school district juried art competition. Out of seven high schools and several middle schools, my work won 3rd place in the 2007 Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show at the Long Beach Jewish Community Center Gatov Gallery. "Swimmers Excitement" is soft pastel on pastel paper and measures 24 1/2" x 18 1/2". Completed April 2007.



This is a portrait of my mom and dad. The original photo was taken at the Seal Beach pier with the open sky in the background. It was completed in March 2008. "Mark and Billie" is soft pastel on pastel paper and measures 33 1/2" x 27".

This is a pastel portrait of my grandparents. This is my mom's parents when they were in their early 20s. I used the picture as a model, an 8" x 10" black and white photo taken at their wedding reception. "Russ and Bev" is soft pastel on pastel paper and measures 25" x 20". It was completed in May 2008.




I created this portrait using an 8" x 10" black and white photo of a friends' grandparent's wedding picture as a model. Soft pastel on pastel paper, it measures 18" x 24". Completed June 2008.




This is a picture of my friend's dog who passed away. I was given a photo to use as a model and created the background from my imagination. "Punchie" is soft pastel on pastel paper and measures 24"x30". Completed July 2008.



This a study of my house. In this work, I focused on the landscape. This piece is soft pastel on pastel paper and measures 20" x 26". Completed July 2008.





This is a portrait of my mom's friend's two sons using a more true color scene. No fauvism here at the request of the client. Soft pastel on pastel paper and measures 15" x 24". Completed December 2008.


This is a portrait of a friend. Notice the "aura" emanating from Lauren; I often sense energy coming from people. In this subject, I sense a beautiful heart. The portrait is 19" x 19 1/2". Soft pastel on pastel paper. Completed March 2009.



This a portrait of my friend Alex Rotaru, a multi-talented filmmaker. His latest documentary, "They Came To Play" is an award winning highly entertaining and inspirational portrait of several people following their dreams...later in life. Alex's aura suggests very high creativity and curiosity. The portrait measures 17" x 16". Completed March 2009.


This is a picture of the newly weds Liz and Michael. My cousin on the right and my cousin in-law on the left. Completed July 2009. This picture measures 25 1/2" x 20".

This is a picture of a dog who is happy. Not my dog but this picture came from the internet. I focused on the dog's mouth and body. The picture measures 20"x 25". Completed September 2009. The picture was sold at the Smooth N' Purdy Art Gallery in Glendale for $ 225.






This is a picture of the two horses watching over each other. I focused on the horses making it like a true color- like motion representing friendship. Completed September 2009. The picture measures 25"x 33". This picture was sold at the Smooth N' Purdy Art Gallery for $ 500.


 
his is a model picture of the men's shoes. Men's shoes are so fascinating to me because I see men walking with colleagues, on a date with girlfriends or wifes, and on their way to work. Completed September 2009. Picture measures 20"x 25".




 

This is a picture of a blood hound. It looks sad and lonely with no one to play fetch with or walk with to the park. If you look up with this dog, you and dog will both share happiness. Completed September 2009. Soft pastel on paper. It measures 19"x 25".








 
"MWMHHSBC" a favorite teacher. Completed April 2009. Picture measures 12"x 16".


 
  This is a model picture of a lady shoe. That shoe reminds me of ladies who are walking with the shoes their wearing are on their way to work, out on a date with their boyfriends or husbands, with colleagues, and out shopping. Completed September 2009. Picture measures 19"x 25".



 
 This is a picture of an ocean landscape. I focused on the clouds and the water. Completed September 2009. Picture measures 20"x 25".


This is a picture of a service dog. I drew the pizza box and thought it would give it some character. Completed September 2009. Picture measures 20"x 25".






This is a picture of an elephant eating leaves. Completed September 2009. Picture measures 33"x 27".


This is a picture of the wedding cousin couples. My cousin on the left and my cousin in-law on the right. Completed September 2009. Measures 33"x 27".




This is a picture of the three donkeys. This shot took place in Phoenix, Arizona. I focused on the donkeys and the background I did on my own. I was commissioned from a friend that wanted the picture as a christmas gift. Completed February 2010. Picture measures 25"x 20".


This is a picture of a horse running faster along the ocean. I focused on the horse. The background was difficult for me to determine the foreground of the sand and the middle ground of the ocean. Completed December 2009. Picture measures 20"x 25".


That's a picture of me and a friend going rock climbing. Completed April 2010. Picture measures 13"x 25".




This shot of the landscape took place in Phoenix, Arizona. Completed March 2010. Picture measures 24"x 36".





Happy Valentine's Day! That's a picture of the two hearts. I made up the background and the little hearts on my own. I focused more on the big hearts to make it look 3D. Completed February 2011. Picture measures 27 1/2"x 27".




This is a picture of a dog that looks curious. Dog would ask as you can tell from the perspective point of view, are we going for a walk, play, swim & etc. Completed February 2011. Picture measures 22"x 27 1/2".



This is a picture of a Siberian Husky. I focused on the body and the mouth. The dog is looking at you that he/she is having fun at the park. The picture measures 26"1/2 x 34". Completed July 2011.


This a picture of a Christmas Lhasa Apso Dog. No one's dog but an idea for a christmas theme for an art show I'm featured in at the Indie Patchwork Arts & Crafts Festival. See website above. Completed October 2011. The picture measures 20"x 25".




A picture of the christmas trees. This will be featured at the Indie Patchwork Arts & Crafts Festival. See website above. Completed October 2011. The picture measures 19"x 24".



This is a christmas angel. An idea for the art show in Long Beach of the Indie Patchwork Arts  Crafts Festival.  The picture measures 19" x 25". Completed November 2011.


 Natalie and Miles Greenwald: my dad's parent's portrait in pastel chalk. An old picture of my grandparents when they were young. I never knew my grandpa and my dad asked me to do a commission for him for the memory of his parents for a personal gallery. The picture size 27" x 32". Completed September 2013.





This is a picture of horse exploring nature. I focused on the colors of the horse. This is dedicated to a little girl at the salon while I was getting my manicure and pedicure while at the nail salon in Long Beach. I thought the colors will look great for a horse including the background. I made up the background.  The picture measures 30 1/2" x 20 1/2".  Completed January 2015.



This is a soft chalk pastel piece of the dog with five people's facial expressions. I focused on one color for the faces and including the dog. I've decided to give the facial expressions a colorful background to represent how they are feeling and what the dog is feeling. The title for this piece is "How are you feeling Today?" I woke up with horrible feelings about the 2016 presidential election and decided to put my feelings on paper so I can help people who are battling with their everyday emotions. I want audience to understand that it's not just me who I'm battling my everyday emotions but to all audiences across the world from the aftershock of the election. Notice there is me expressing a sad face. With the permission of the people who I've asked to my project for myself, notice there is an angry face, an anxious face, a happy face and a surprised face. I want to send a strong message to everyone who is battling their emotions everyday to help change their attitude for everyday living. The picture measures 27" x  33 1/2". Completed April 2017.

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